An introduction to data and information
An introduction to data and information

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An introduction to data and information

1.3 Summary

This section briefly discussed the public awareness of computers and how quickly this has developed from a situation where computers hardly impacted on most people to one where they are involved in virtually every facet of modern life. As an illustration, you examined the contents of your wallet to determine how much data about you (your persona) might be kept by a variety of organisations. This sets the scene for developing an understanding of how this affects you as an individual in modern society.

The aims of the course were then described.

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